Your fun in the sun is asking for a change in scenery.
Not from your hometown to Myrtle Beach, but in places we spend time in the most bipedal way we know: walking. Whether you’ve just rocked a banana boat or a calabash buffet, a walk is what you might need next. There are places here that serve as perfect backdrops, too.
Headed to the end of a pier or on a circuitous hike? Check these places out.
3 Tips for Walking on Vacation
1. Wear comfortable shoes. A good fit with plenty of arch support is best, with substance over style! Be sure they’re broken in.
2. Hydrate! Not with soda on the Boardwalk and margaritas on the Marshwalk. Not only soda, anyway. Carry a reusable water bottle. Especially in summer.
3. Sock selection. Invest in a well-padded, breathable pair. Wear a thin layer underneath them to ward off blisters.
5 Locations for a Relaxing Walk On the Grand Strand
Bring your walking shoes and have the camera app on your phone handy.
1. Cherry Grove Point
Looking for an awesome spot at low tide, especially for a sunrise beach walk? Conditions are always changing here, and you’ll find lots of sea gems along the shore, enough to spend an amazing day here. Or days.
2. Marshwalk at Murrells Inlet
Hit this happening fishing village for beautiful views and plentiful brews. You’re between excellent waterfront dining and a scenic saltwater estuary. It’s half a mile of boardwalk, and you’ll want to make your way down to goat island for sure.
3. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Stroll 1.2 miles along the oceanfront, from Pier 14 to the 2nd Avenue Pier. Walk to Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures. Get a cup of Joe at Boardwalk Coffee House, or for the ultimate shopping experience at Gay Dolphin Gift Cove.
4. Myrtle Beach State Park
Visit 312 acres in this state park, land Myrtle Beach Farms donated in 1934, a splendid place to relax. Explore pristine conditions with clear water and unfettered wildlife in a well-maintained park. From the beach to piers to trails, you’ll have a wonderful time here.
5. 2nd Avenue Pier
Enjoy family fun, with dining, bars, fishing, and more. There is a lot to love about the area, and treasure seekers will find a profusion of shark’s teeth in the surf here, too. The pier is wide and comfortable and perfect for the best social pictures around.